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Brother Tyagi of Delhi Has Flown to Baba

18 April 2019

Respected Divine Brother, BK Tyagi was a loving and tirelessly serviceable child of Bapdada, who was born on 13th November 1917 in Uttar Pradesh. In 1956, while attending a talk by Mama in Kanpur, he had a vision of a her as a goddess and became a dedicated child. He was fortunate to receive spiritual sustenance directly from Mama and Brahma Baba. Due to that nourishment, he became instrumental for many mothers and kumaris to surrender to the Yagya.

In 1978, he surrendered his daughter (Sister Geeta, center in charge, Navsari, Gujrat) to the Yagya and surrendered himself as well at the Delhi - Shakti Nagar center, becoming a right hand of Brother Jagdish in service.  For four years, for the benefit of his health, he also stayed in Madhuban. For the past seven years, following inspirations from Bapdada and Dadi Janki, he served through his powerful yoga vibrations at Navsari, Gujarat.

He left his old body on 13th April 2019 and went into the lap of Bapdada. He was the embodiment of solitude and renunciation, just like his name. The entire Brahmin family pays their deepest respects to him.

 

 

Br Nick Gent of Ireland has Flown to Baba

1 April 2019

Dear Family,

Loving greetings.  We are sharing news of Brother Nick Gent of Ireland.  Nick knew that there was some sort of tumour in November last year, but things rapidly deteriorated over the past two weeks and especially over the past 2 days. The soul flew away to Baba on Sunday 31 March at 2.15am.


Nick was born in Newbridge, Co Kildare, Ireland on 6 December 1952, the middle one of three brothers.  He studied geology in University College Dublin.  He then worked on oil rigs in the Far East.


Nick studied Hatha Yoga and then travelled to India and it was in South India in 1978 that he met the Brahma Kumaris and took the 7 days course.  Very soon afterwards he made his first visit to Madhuban.  He then returned to London to prepare for service in Ireland.


For over 30 years Nick was Baba’s very dedicated instrument in Ireland running the centre in Dublin.  He brought many good souls to Baba and served many, many more.  He had constant enthusiasm for service.  He was tireless in giving sustenance to souls in whatever way he could.  He was friendly with everyone, including with children.


In 2014 a non-residential centre was opened in the centre of Dublin and Nick moved to Rooskey where he stayed with Vera, herself a long term, faithful child of Baba.  He continued to be very active in all aspects of Baba’s service in several areas of the country.


Nick will be remembered for his unfailing optimism in the face of any challenge.  He continually used gyan to remain cheerful and light.  Nick had many motherly qualities and many will remember his cooking and baking with love and delicious delight!  Nothing was ever too much trouble.  He was firm and steadfast on Baba’s Shrimat.


Many have sent messages saying how deeply Nick had touched their lives and how much they had learned from him.


The final farewell to Nick will take place as follows:

Reposing on Monday 1 April in Connell's Funeral Home, Church St, Longford, N39 KN66, from 2.00pm until 3.30pm followed by removal to Lakeland Crematorium, Dublin Rd, Cavan, for cremation at 5.00pm.


We fondly remember our brother and send all our loving good wishes for his onward journey.


With love

In Baba’s yaad

BK Jayanti

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Brother Ishwar of Pandav Bhawan has left his body

23 March 2019

All of you must know this dearly loved, tireless child of Bapdada, who had been dedicatedly serving in Madhuban since 1977. Since Om Shanti Bhawan was built, he had been very lovingly serving as a “Guide” of Omshanti Bhawan. He used to meet and greet the brothers and sisters visiting the Bhawan with love, share stories of Baba with them and also provide groups with other guides for service. He also took care of the cleanliness of the Bhawan. He was very convincing and was loving to all brothers.

Since sometime he had been facing health issues but still he was always available for service.  On March 19 or 20 he was admitted to the hospital for treatment. On Friday, March 22 at 5.20 AM, he left his old body and went into the lap of Bapdada. His physical age was 76 years. He was from Gujarat. His lokik family has reached. Today (22nd March) in the evening, after completing the journey of the four Dhams of Madhuban, the last rites of the body will be performed. All Madhuban residents and Godly family members offer their affection to the departed soul.

 

 

BhavnaBehn of DeRay, Florida USA has flown to Baba

20 February 2019

Tributes to Bhavna Bhen 10 August 1952 - 17 February 2019

Bhavna Bhen grew up as Barbara Gail Altz, in Yonkers, NY. Her beloved mother's name was Elva and her father's name was Leo.  She was raised with her older sisters, Linda and Karen and her younger brother, Harold. Since her mother was Catholic and her father was Jewish, Bhavna went on to explore religion in her own way.  It was important to her to know God - so much so that even though Bhavna couldn't afford the tuition, she still found a way to Hebrew lessons at the synagogue so she could learn more.  Even though formal education really didn't hold Bhavna's attention, she always  yearned for training in the arts, and she was artistically talented throughout her life.  Her creativity knew no bounds. 

When she was younger, Bhavna loved being the one in the spotlight who drew people in. She was the life of the party.  In high school, her beauty and charisma drew the attention of her school mates and Bhavna was crowned Miss Yonkers High School.  Even in high school, Bhavna was determined to explore be adventurous, and to live life to the fullest.   One story Bhavna shared was how she decided which classes she would take in high school.  She was determined never to take a typing class.  And, she made it very clear what her reason was.  Bhavna was determined never to be able to fall back into the job of being a secretary.  On the contrary, Bhavna wanted to be a trailblazer.  She could often be heard saying, "Ready Fire Aim."  Bhavna embodied the essence of determination and courage.

After graduating from high school, Bhavna was on the move to California where she took college courses and loved soaking up everything she could.  Befriending a group in California who was going to Hawaii,  Bhavna joined the group and was off on her next adventure - Hawaii.  Here she lived off the land for about a year enjoying the beauty of her teepee and the rich black sand of the beaches of Maui.  In Hawaii, she experienced an incident when someone stole her belongings; yet, and so true to her spirit,  Bhavna experienced immense liberation in this time of owning nothing.

After Hawaii, Bhavna moved to Florida.
As time moved on, Bhavna continued to dream, to challenge herself, and to overcome any and all obstacles.  She absolutely always gave everything her all. It was no surprise when at the age of 20 - when all the other little girls had already had years of ballet lessons - that Bhavna decided to pursue her love of dance and studied ballet.  She never once stopped to think how far behind she was.  Bhavna always focused on how far she could go.  And she did!  Bhavna became a ballerina, and performed on-point with a ballet company.  Touring after four years of ballet training is absolutely unheard of especially at an age when many ballerinas are retiring.  Along the way she also learned how to play the flute and the guitar.  Bhavna's success reflects her own personal commitment, dedication and her own personal motto:  NEVER GIVE UP!
 
At the same time, Bhavna continued her quest to know God and frequently gathered with a small circle of meditators in Florida.  In this group, she also met a 2 1/2 year old child,  Kymberly, and her mom, Naomi.  They would all remain connected for the rest of Bhavna's life.  The meditation gathering was held in a ladies exercise studio and was led by a woman who had profound experiences when her husband passed away.  It is here that Bhavna came to understand the three keys of knowing God were:  Meditation, Vegetarianism, and Celibacy.  And this understanding came to Bhavna 20 years before coming to Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga.

Bhavna's pursuit of dance training led her to Chicago where she did ballroom dancing, and where she met her husband to be, Craig.  Together, they settled in Florida, where she gave birth to her beloved son, Gabriel;  Bhavna relished every aspect of motherhood.  Along with motherhood, Bhavna continued to embrace her passion for the arts.  In addition to dancing, Bhavna loved to express herself as an actress on the stage; how thrilled she was - and how honored she felt - when cast as the leading lady in many plays.  Philosophy was yet another source of exploration for Bhavna. She explored many different philosophies, and read different scriptures about different paths to God.  Also, Bhavna spent some time in Missouri with the Unity training that is an aspect of mystical Christianity.

After a point, Bhavna made the decision to move to California with her Gabriel so she could more fully pursue her aspirations of acting.  While there, Bhavna also worked as a director and  choreographer.  At this time, and as exciting as the dreams of theater may be, Bhavna felt the intense pull of spirituality which drew her to a form of meditation - one that went beyond all the physical masks and reached to the depth of spirituality within the soul.  Ultimately, Bhavna would leave California and travel to India.  Having heard from Craig about the raja yoga meditation, Bhavna was eager to learn and decided to travel with Craig and Gabriel to India to the headquarters of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University.  Always ready for any challenge, Bhavna studied and learned the entire Foundation Course while on the Airplane to India.

The knowledge Bhavna gained with this experience struck a chord deep within her, and very soon after, Gabriel and Bhavna decided to move back to Florida from California to open a Meditation Center in Delray Beach Florida with Craig.  Bhavna was the Center coordinator of the Transformation Station with the symbol of the caterpillar transforming to a butterfly at its forefront.  Soon after starting to study with the Brahma Kumaris, Bhavna had a major stroke at the age of 42, which completely paralyzed her right dominant side for some months and which partially impaired her right side of the body for the rest of her life.  So often, Bhavna told others that she absolutely "never experienced a moment of sorrow from the stroke" even though her beautiful ballerina body had now been transformed practically overnight from the steroids - medicine from which she gained 60 pounds and she now had a limp.  Such dramatic physical changes could understandably bring anger and sorrow but not for Bhavna.  She understood this experience as one of the best things that could have happened to her in the realm of spirituality.  Bhavna understood very clearly and viscerally that she was a soul with a body; she was the soul not the body. 

Overnight, Bhavna could no longer dance, her balance was off, and her physical appearance had dramatically changed.  And yet, it was precisely at this time that Bhavna came to understand - in the deepest and richest sense - precisely what true happiness really is.  Bhavna understood that we are souls with a body and not a body with a soul.  She wrote a book, The World is Full of Sorrow but You Don't Have to Be.  Impaired by her stroke but determined as ever she painstakingly used used one finger, moving over the keyboard.  

Although the effects of her stroke may have presented some challenges, Bhavna remained determined not to let any physical changes hold her back.  Always eager to learn, Bhavna picked up a paintbrush at Gabriel's urging - adjusting to using her left hand after the stroke.  As her sister always told her, "Bhavna your artistic signature is the poignancy of the soul as captured through your presentation of the eyes one look at the eyes and you knew it was a Bhavna Bhen creation."  She channeled her artistic ability into painting which she found she loved.  It was also after her stroke that Bhavna enrolled in Full Sail University and pursued a bachelor of science degree in graphic design.  Again, not one to limit herself, Bhavna graduated at the age of 60 as Valedictorian of her class, and was awarded the Advanced Achievement Award. When she delivered her acceptance speech Bhavna spoke from her heart and shared with everyone the importance of never giving up and overcoming obstacles. 
After sharing her message, everyone stood and shared their hearts with Bhavna.  After graduating, bhavna continued to stretch and to grow in her knowledge of graphic design and went on to illustrate books and work on a variety of freelance projects.   If at any time a project required technique with which Bhavna was unfamiliar, she simply did everything in her power to learn everything she could - every single project was given absolutely all she could Bhavna set her own high bar. 

Bhavna's journey of self transformation was a life-long journey.  As part of this process, and as part of the natural teacher she was, Bhavna loved to share her own experiences with the meditation students over the last 25 years.  She did so with a love and joy in her heart and remained true to her own philosophy:  the impossible can become possible...for what is not possible with God.

There are many highlights of Bhavna's life - relationships and special moments experienced with joy and love the day her beloved Gabriel stood on the beach and exchanged his wedding vows with his own beloved Suzy is an especially beautiful memory.  Her son Gabriel married Suzy on the beach in a beautiful ceremony and some Years later the birth of her precious grandson William was an overwhelming gift so like Bhavna, she poured her love for William into a beautiful lullaby that she wrote just for him.  

So many beautiful moments were shared with Craig's daughter, Malaika - who called Bhavna her beloved Meme Bhavna.  Malaika has had the privilege to train in music and dance from a young age and Bhavna so enjoyed nurturing Malaika's talent and attending Malaika's dance performances, school programs and musical recitals.

Bhavna's life is a life that she celebrated.  It is a life that she traveled with dignity, love, courage and gratitude we now celebrate your life, Bhavna.  We thank you for sharing your journey with us om shanti.

Peace and Blessings,
Kymberly Fayth

A bit about Bhavna in her own words from her website: Between the eyes

Bhavna’s inspirational paintings are only surpassed by her amazing personal triumphs. Her interests in the arts first lead her to Los Angeles as a professional actress/director and dancer/choreographer. Later she realized there was more to life, and left the glitz of Hollywood to open a meditation center in Delray Beach, Florida. Two years later at the age of forty-two she experienced a major stroke that left her dominant right side completely paralyzed for months. Years of rehabilitation followed and still she is yet to regain complete mobility and use of her right side. 
Bolstered by the practice of Raja Yoga meditation she will happily tell you that her body had a stroke but that she never did, because she never took one moments sorrow from it. In 2008, the urgency to create overtook her and at fifty-six, with a semi paralyzed hand, she picked up a paintbrush for the first time and a gifted artist was born.
She works in acrylics and mixed media and just as she lived life, likes to try everything. She has great fun experimenting with all mediums and subject matter but her favorite subject is to tell deep stories through faces. All agree there is an intensity to the work, most especially in the eyes.
Recognizing the difficulty of surviving on a small disability check and realizing that fine artists rarely make much more, at fifty-eight she enrolled at Fullsail University to earn a graphic design degree. She graduated valedictorian, May 2013 winning the coveted Advanced Achiever Award.

The power of thought is a fairly well-known concept. Less to the fore is that through which the power of thought escapes and is held up  for all to see. It is the power of vision that expresses itself through my canvas.  It matters not the subject. Be it human, animal or the fantastic, it is the eyes that reveal the soul. It is through these bright windows that the soul is laid bare. For those who have delved within, there remains no secret once the eyes have met.  

One’s vision can at once power forth the ability to heal or to injure. My paintings express the former. The world is much in need of the healing, loveful and steady vision of powerful souls. My canvas speaks to this need. Take a quiet moment, look slightly above and between the eyes, and experience the powerful peace of a pure soul.

 

 

BK Raj Behen of Amritsar Has Passed Away

16 February 2019

Divine Family,

 

Please receive the sweet remembrances of Dadi Ratan Mohini Ji and all Madhuban Niwasis.

 

Rajyogini BK Raj Didi (age- 72 years), In-charge of Amritsar Subzone of Brahma Kumaris has left her mortal body on 12-02-2019.

 

The last rites will be performed tomorrow on 14-02-2019 at 02.00 pm in Amritsar.

 

Our floral tributes to the Bapdada's lovely and serviceable departed soul.  

Please watch Documentary Film (Prerana) of BK Raj Didi.

 

Please click the below image to view the video. 

 

https://youtu.be/2aKxEnunEtk

 

 

 

Rajayogini Raj Didi of Ludhiana Has Passed Away: Last Rites Friday, 8 February 2019

8 February 2019

Divine Family,

Please receive the sweet remembrances of Dadi Ratan Mohini Ji and all Madhuban Niwasis.

Rajayogini BK Raj Didi (age- 78 years), In-charge of Ludhiana Centre has left her mortal body on 07-02-2019. The last rites were performed on 08-02-2019 at  "Muktidham" Crematorium, near Shantivan.

Our floral tributes to the Bapdada's lovely and serviceable departed soul. 

Inspirations of Raj Didi (Hindi, 28 minutes)

 

 

 

Prabhuling Bhai of the Shantivan Journey Food Department left for the Subtle Regions on 28 January

30 January 2019

 

Om Shanti Divine Angels,

 

Please receive the sweet remembrances of Dadi Ratan Mohini Ji and all Madhuban Niwasis.

 

Rajayogi BK Prabhuling Bhai (Age-66), In-charge  of Journey Food Dept., Shantivan has left for Avyakt Vatan on 28-1-2019. The last rites have been performed  today on 29-01-2019 at  4.00 pm at Baba's Crematorium "Muktidham", near Shantivan.

 

Our floral tributes to the Bapdada's lovely and serviceable departed soul.  See the attached photo which the details are self explanatory.

Thanks, with divine thoughts. 

 

On Godly Seva

Dadi Ratan Mohini Ji 

Madhuban

 

 

 

Divine Sister Shilpi of Bharuch - Zadeshwar flew to Baba on 25.01.2019

28 January 2019

 

Om Shanti, Divine Family

 

Rajayogini BK Shilpi Behnji, Bharuch - Zadeshwar who has left for Avyakt Vatan  on 25-1-2019.

 

Our floral tributes to the Bapdada's lovely and serviceable departed soul.

 

On Godly Service,

BK Prabhabahen

Bharuch

 

 

 

Sister Cyneide of Toronto has passed away

17 December 2018

Dear Sisters and Brothers of the divine family,  

 

We would like to share with you that Sister Cyneide from Toronto left the body peacefully on January 14, 2019 by 8.00pm.

 

Born in Brazil, she lived and took knowledge in Guyana at the beginning of double foreign service over 40 years ago. She later moved to Toronto, Canada where she lived and served Baba for over 25 years. She had the fortune of singing for Bapdada and continued to sing for programs and functions.  She was very serviceable and had balanced life with lokik and alokik families.

 

Her sweet nature, smiling face and beautiful songs by her soothing voice will be missed by many.    

 

Please join us for a celebration of life for Cyneide Xavier onTuesday, January 22nd at the Thornton Funeral Centre, 1200 Thornton Road North, Oshawa, ON L1J 0C9:

 

11 am - noon:  Silent meditation  service led by the Brahma Kumaris in the chapel (please be there at 10.45)

12 - 2 .30 pm: Celebration of life and reception with tributes.

 

Brahma Kumaris Toronto

 

 

 

 

Beloved Dadi Rukmani of Delhi left for the Avyakt Vatan on 17 January

17 December 2018

m Shanti Divine Angels,

 

Receive the sweet remembrances of Dadi Ratan Mohini Ji and all Madhuban Niwasis.

 

Our floral tributes to Bapdada's lovely and serviceable departed soul Brahmakumari Rajayogini Dadi Rukmini, who left for the Avyakt Vatan  on 17-1-2018 ,00.33 AM, at Global Hospital, Mount Abu.

 

Please do needful.

 

Thanks with divine thoughts.


On Godly Seva
B.K.Santha Krishna
Personnel Admin. Dept.,
Madhuban

 

 

Click here for report in Hindi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BK Deepak bhai of Chandrapur Left his Mortal Body on 22nd December 2018

27 December 2018

Divine Family, Om Shanti

 

Our Beloved BK Deepak Bhai of Chandrapur Centre left his mortal body and went into Bapdada's Lap on 22th December 2018.

 

He was born on 12th March 1951. He was a Dedicated Brother of  Chandrapur Centre from 1979. 

 

Our heartfelt tributes to the Bapdada's lovely and serviceable departed soul.

 

 

 

Sr. Brigitte of Guadeloupe Has Passed Away

16 November 2018

Dear European and Middle Eastern Centre Coordinators,

 

News of Sister Brigitte from Guadeloupe


Our sister Brigitte (mother of sister Beatrice) from Guadeloupe (French West Indies) left her body on Friday morning, 9th November. She had a severe stroke (brain) on Tuesday morning. She flew to Baba very peacefully.

 

Brigitte met Baba in Marseille (South of France) as she was in a deep spiritual quest, her family being very strongly into Christian religion. With her daughters, she practiced Hatha-Yoga and had a macrobiotic diet. These were the good sides in an otherwise difficult family life and domestic violence. Brigitte separated from her husband, fully supported by her children.

 

One day, her son Luc brought back home a poster of the ‘Yogi in Bliss’ and the next day, with her daughter Beatrice she went to the Marseille Fair, looking for the Raja-Yoga stall.

 

They both took the intensive 7 days-course in one week, and that was it! Her whole life since, she has been a pakka student and a tireless teacher.

 

Both Brigitte and Beatrice went to Madhuban in 1988, blessed with the great fortune of the last personal meetings with Avyakt BapDada. Baba asked Brigitte: ‘Do you experience Mukti and Jeewan Mukti? A life which is free from bondage is a life of happiness, free from sorrow, isn’t it?’ and then ‘You are not weak. You are a very courageous soul’.

 

Brigitte, a lokik teacher, got an early retirement and went to spend a whole month in London for an intensive teachers’ training with Dadi Janki, Sudesh Didi, Didi Nirmala, Jayantibhen and Sr Nikki who would translate.

 

A few months later, Brigitte received Dadi Kumarka’s blessings (as Dadiji was touring in France) to start Baba’s service in La Guadeloupe (French West Indies). She also became an instrument for service in Martinique and Saint Martin, helping souls to take birth and reconnect with their truth.

 

Everyone especially appreciated her joy, lightness, simplicity, authenticity and unlimited generosity. Tirelessly enthusiastic about sharing Baba’s knowledge, she developed various new ways of doing so, as for instance, service on the radio.

 

While aging, Brigitte slowly lost her capacity to hear but she never got disheartened and used this to do even more subtle service through her innocent pure mind and through her radiant face that had an impact on all.

 

During the last two years she had been preparing for her next birth and for a new adventure, until one morning when she had a severe stroke (brain) and after 4 short days, liberated, Brigitte flew into Baba’s lap.

 

The body will be exposed on Monday 12 November in the evening, with just her family. Then after a shower of rose petals, the coffin will be closed. There will then be a gathering of a few souls whom she knew, with silence and meditation and a sharing of the messages which have been sent for her. On Tuesday November 13, in the morning, her children will disperse her ashes in the sea.

 

In Baba’s sweet yaad,

From the French Family

 

 

 

 

Sister Bernice of UK Has Flown to Baba

9 November 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

 

News of Sister Bernice

 

Our dear sister Bernice left her body on 16th October after being ill for some time.  She was a loving, sweet soul and totally dedicated to Baba for the past 28 years.

 

Bernice was born in Ghana but once in the UK she worked in Harrods for many years. She took the Raja Yoga meditation course with Sister Nayna in Tennyson Road and within weeks became a keen pukha student, with great love for Baba and her BK life. She went to Madhuban every year except when she spent one year looking after a family member in Ghana and more recently after she became unwell.

 

She was a student in South London, supporting Sister Ada when it opened and together they were the foundation of Clapham, Lewisham and Greenwich service. She spent many years in Kensington and at Wembley Inner Space, where she helped in the shop and occasionally ran the women’s group. She also attended Global Co-operation House every Sunday and appreciated being with the large family.

 

Her manner was very royal and she was gentle, loyal, with a very lovely smile.

 

Please do send your loving thoughts and good wishes to such a special soul and to her special family.

 

In Baba's yaad

 

BK Jayanti

 

Funeral arrangements

Friday 16th November at 3.30pm

Lambeth Crematorium

29 Blackshaw Road
London SW17 0DU

 

 

Sr Sarvamangala, In-charge of Kolar Center (Karnataka - V.V.Puram Subzone) has Passed Away

9 November 2018

Divine Family,

 

Divine Sister BK Sarvamangala, In-charge of Kolar Centre (Karnataka - V.V.Puram Subzone) has left her body on 28th Oct. 2018.

 

Our heartfelt tribute to the Bapdada's lovely and serviceable departed soul.

 

 

 

Br. Jainarain of Mahaica, Guyana Has Flown to Baba

21 October 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
Brother Moolnarine Jainarain of Mahaica, Guyana, who was born in 1950 left his mortal coil on the 9th October 2018 at 10.00pm. He left behind his wife Sister Baby, four children, Navin, Anil, Dave and Annie, and eight grandchildren.

Br Jainarine who first came in contact with the Brahma Kumaris in Georgetown in 1978 took a full introduction to Baba from 20th June, 1993, after retiring from his job as a military officer.

He went to Madhuban in 1996. He started service at his home in Mahaica, in the same year. He had visions of Brahma Baba which motivated him to build a meditation place. The corner stone for the new building was laid on 10th Oct 1999 and was officially opened a year later.
 
In 2004, he started a new service place in Bath Settlement which is located 40 miles from his home. He continued to sustain this Gita  Pathshala until his ailing health made it impossible for him to travel. By then the students at Bath were able to sustain themselves.

He continued to participate in community programmes and projects in Mahaica. His presence at funerals was especially popular, and on those occasions he was very supportive of community members who were facing personal loss.
 
Along with serving in Guyana, he served in several Caribbean countries under the guidance of Sister Hemlata.
 
The cremation service for Brother Moolnarine Jainarain better know as Br Jainarine took place on Sunday 14th October at 9.30am.

 

 

Sister Joyce of Birmingham, UK has flown to Baba

8 October 2018

Dear Brothers & Sisters,

 

Loving greetings. This is to let you know that our dear Sister Joyce, originally from Birmingham and having served for many years at the Global Retreat Centre and Lighthouse Retreat Centre in Worthing, left her body today at around 3.30pm. She had been in hospital for several months. Her lokik and alokik family were with her until the last moments.

 

We will send more information soon.

 

In Baba’s yaad

Sister Jayanti

 

 

Sister Joan Fisher of Colchester flew to Baba

18 September 2018

Dear Centre Co-ordinators,

  

Sister Joan Fisher, a student of Colchester centre, left her body recently. She was 68 years old

 

She has been coming for about three years, she was very regular in the first two years coming every day for morning Murli class, she loved Baba’s knowledge and it helped her hugely in her life and family relationships. She went to Madhuban after one year.

 

Three months ago she had a problem with her leg whilst out walking, she was very fit and walked approximately 10 miles every day. She went to doctors who suggested she go to A&E where they did some scans etc. and found she had a tumour on her brain and also in the spine and on the lungs, it was all too far gone to do anything.

 

She accepted everything very easily and remained very happy during the last three months due to Baba’s knowledge of soul and her love for Baba.

 

She was married, her husband (George) did do the course initially but could not accept various aspects of gyan. He did however come occasionally to some monthly talks and was happy with Joan coming as he saw huge changes in her character for the good.

 

We are sending all our best wishes and thoughts for this special soul and her family at this time.

 

In Baba’s yaad, 

 

BK Mike

Colchester Family

 

 

 

News of Khandubhai of Leicester

16 September 2018

Dear Brothers & Sisters,

 

This is to share the news that Khandhubhai Kataria from Leicester left the physical body on Saturday 11 August at home. It was heart failure and was sudden and instant, although he had suffered from ill health for some time.

 

Khandubhai was born in Gujarat, India in 1956, and originally took gyan in 1974 in Pandav Bhavan from Jagdishbhai who gave him the 7-day course. He was on a mountaineering trip from university which was cancelled due to poor weather which led to him finding Madhuban and taking gyan. Although he wished to lead a Brahmin life, his father and family forbade him from having anything to do with the BKs, but he did continue to meditate in secret regardless.

 

He came to settle in Leicester in 1979 and married Charuben in 1980. In 1981 both Khandubhai and Charuben took the course again.  Khandubhai introduced all aspects of gyan, dharna and diet to both his children Swati and Suraj when they were born. He instilled in them a great sense of spiritual importance and encouragement in pursuit of spiritual truths, optimistic perspectives and an overall betterment of themselves. Khandubhai believed in gender equality, and taught both of his children how to cook and also change a fuse and carry out basic DIY! He ran his business in partnership with Charuben until his health deteriorated.

 

Khandubhai was a serviceable hand and helped in Loughborough centre, fitting carpets and helping out in various ways. He sewed bed covers, throws and curtains in his factory for GRC when it first opened.

 

When he developed ill health he would still go to Baba’s house in Leicester every day by taking 2 buses to get to the Centre and then spend a little time in Baba’s room. When his health deteriorated further he still continued to read murli daily at home.

 

Khandubhai’s funeral took place on Monday 20 August at Leicester Crematorium.  We send all our good wishes and love, in Baba's remembrance, to such a special soul and his family.

 

With love,

In Baba's remembrance

BK Jayanti

 

 

 

Sreenivas Bhai of Gyan Sarovar Has Left His Body

15 September 2018

Om Shanti Divine Angels,

 

Receive the sweet remembrances of Dadi Ratan Mohini Ji and all Madhuban Niwasis.

 

See the attached photo which the details are self explanatory.

 

Our floral tributes to the Bapdada's lovely and serviceable departed soul

Beloved B.K.Sreenivas Bhai, of Gyan Sarovar Dinning Hall (Madhuban)  has Left for Avyakt Vatan at 7:40 AM on 25th Aug. 2018.

 

Thanks with divine thoughts,

 

Personnel Admin. Dept.,

Madhuban

 

 

 

Sister Denise of Avignon, France has flown to Baba

15 September 2018

Our dear Sister Denise took gyan in Avignon in 1990. Elder sister of 8, it seems her whole life had been destined for her to express her caring nature, her kindness, her deep sanskars of altruistically helping and serving others, her innate ability to organize and plan things, as well as her now legendary efficiency and sense of responsibility.

 

A mother of three sons, she had worked as a social worker and then as a supervisor managing teams of social workers.

 

Very quickly, she was totally surrendered to Baba, with full unshakeable faith, and love for Baba’s murli and yoga. Very silent and incognito, selfless and absolutely tireless, she was the perfect embodiment of the instrument and the trustee, a real pillar for Baba’s family. Everyone knew she was benevolent, genuine, faithful, 100% trustworthy and reliable.

 

Pure and kind, she was tremendously courageous, powerful and determined. A very balanced and independent Shiv Shakti, full of vitality. Baba was her world and she got all her energy from Him. Until the very end, she did not want to give up.

 

Denise has been sustained by seniors and was especially touched by Dadi Janki’s personal message she got in April via Hansabhen:

Dadi said Denise values herself and fights for what she believes in, beauty in Brahman life. She is my friend "Sakhi" and is "Sachi" truthful. A sister who will not give up her dream to become like Bapsaman, regardless of how sick she may be. Dadi said that the presence of such souls makes the atmosphere one of love and care. Dadi's and Baba's powerful hand of blessings will take away all the pain. Dadi is sending her lots of love.

 

Denise was in charge of Baba’s retreat place near Avignon, after running the centre there for many years and helping a lot in Paris and Lyon centres.

 

We will remember her for her big inclusive heart, her accuracy in following shrimat, her simplicity, as well as her constant attention to generate harmony and a powerful spiritual atmosphere.

 

Our grateful thoughts accompany this great soul in her journey towards her new part with love and light.

Denise liked very much this photo taken last May.

 

The funeral will take place on Thursday 30 August.

French Family

 

 

 

Passing Away of Vallabhbhai of Madhuban

10 September 2018

Beloved Avyakt BapDada’s deeply loving, yagya protector instrument teachers and all Brahmin brothers and sisters who are the decoration of the Brahmin clan, please accept love-filled sweet Godly remembrance from Madhuban. 

 

Our dearly beloved Vallabhbhai who took sustenance from our beloved sakar BapDada, and dearly loved by the Dadis, took knowledge at a young age in Patna.  As soon as you took knowledge, you became engaged in service with the Dadis.  You came to the yagya in 1967 and receiving beloved sakar BapDada’s sustenance, you were tirelessly co-operative in all types of service of the yagya.  You were a yagya protector, had deep love for the yagya, and always played the part of “ha ji” and thereby were worthy to received blessings from all seniors.  At first, you looked after the milk department and you had a very loving relationship with the milkman from the villages.  Because of having special contact with the people of Orea and Salgaon, you were instrumental in purchasing the land of Peace Park and Gyan Sarovar.

 

At present, you were the instrument for purchasing economically all the things used in Bholanath’s bhandara.  As well as purchasing grains, you were also the instrument to purchase diesel petrol, cooking oil and all other varieties of things, and because of this you had a very loving relationship with all brothers and sisters everywhere.  Your speciality was being very sweet in your language, being harmonious, being respectful to all and making them co-operative in service. Whatever special service was to take place in the yagya, you were also ever-ready to help.

For some time, you had been a diabetic patient and you also had a heart problem.  Nevertheless, being carefree, you were always engaged in service regardless of all of this.  Since the last couple of months, your health got worse.  Yesterday, 8th September, you were taken from the Global Hospital to the Apollo Hospital in Ahmedabad.  You had two heart attacks at about 10.30 pm, and completing your 71 years in this body, you left your old body and went into Baba’s lap.

 

The body was brought to Abu the same night.  Tomorrow afternoon, 10th September, the body will be taken on a special pilgrimage of the four places and then kept in Shantivan at 3.00 pm for the special tribute.  At 4.00 pm, the final rites and cremation will take place by the river.

 

Everyone will definitely give their loving tribute of special yoga for such a tireless server and protector of the yagya.  Achcha.

 

Lots of remembrance to all.

Om  shanti.

 

Short documentary in Hindi (under 7 minutes) as a tribute for Vallabhbhai on you tube. Click below image to view the video.

 

 

Click here for tribute in Hindi.

 

Tribute to Vallabh bhai

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Om Shanti.

 

Today our beloved Vallabh DadaJi's mortal coil has been disappeared into the five elements of nature. He left behind the mantra of 'Eknami & Economy' and an example of selfless service for all BKs.  He was introduced to the Brahma Kumaris movement in 1959 when he was only 12 years old and got the wonderful opportunity to interact with the founding Father Brahma Baba and later he surrendered in front of the will of Lord at the age of 20. 

 

He shouldered many responsibilities inside the Yagya and always earned the blessings and love of Dadi's and seniors through his economical and balanced approach in every sewa he undertook. 

 

I cherish the memory of 50 years of togetherness and gratefully remember his special love towards Godlywood Studio and its activities and always remained a staunch supporter of studio in ups and downs. Along with TEAM Godlywood I pay homage to the phenomenal sewadhari and acclaimed Yogi. (Please find attached a collage of beautiful memories of pleasant and vibrant Vallabh Dada in Studio)

 

IBY, With Warm Regards,

 

BK Harilal

Executive Director

Godlywood Studio

 

 

 

 

 

Dadi Kamalmani of Delhi Krishna Nagar has Passed Away

3 September 2018

From the breath of BapDada's love to all instrument teachers and brothers and sisters who are the decoration of the Brahmin clan and who keep the atmosphere powerful with their good wishes and pure feelings:

 

The foundational souls of the Yagya, our most beloved Dadis who are the light of BapDada's eyes, those who are continuously giving us spiritual sustenance and moving us forward on the path -- only a few such pillars of the Yagya remain. Today (28 August 2018), one of these original jewels of BapDada's heart throne, Dadi Kamalmani, left her 92-year old body and went into BapDada's lap.  She had been hospitalized in Delhi Parth hospital 2-3 days before. Her health had been slowly going down and today at 10:10 pm she left her corporeal body and joined the Advance Party.

 

Kamalmani Dadi was an efficient administrator of 87 service centers. She began leaving the imprint of her tireless service on the hearts of everyone in Krishnapur center near Lucknow. However, recently she had been serving in Jamanpur, near Delhi. 

 

On 29th August her corporeal body was kept in Krishna Nagar center where everyone was able to offer respect to the departed soul. At noon, at the Nigambodh Ghat Cremation Ground, in the presence of the Brahmin family, her funeral rites were completed. 

 

All centres are requested to do special meditation for offering love-filled respect to BapDada's cherished and lovable Dadi, who was one of the foundational souls and protectors of the Yagya.

 

 

 

 

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